Bishop Olmsted's Letter to Catholics: Coercive HHS Ruling Mandates Sterilization, Abortion-Inducing Drugs and Contraception

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted asked that this letter be read at all Masses this weekend. This effort to alert the faithful is being conducted nationwide through the coordination of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and addresses a vital issue regarding religious liberty and our fundamental rights as U.S. Catholic citizens.

Read the letter in English. (Updated Jan. 30, 2012: Higher-quality version of the letter)

Read the letter in Spanish.

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About the Diocese of Phoenix
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix was established Dec. 2, 1969, by Pope Paul VI. Led by Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 750,000 Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home.